We’re supporting Learning Disability Week
From the 14th to the 20th of June, we will be celebrating Learning Disability Week. This year, the charity Mencap has chosen the theme ‘Art and Creativity’. According to Mencap, ‘Creativity and self-expression can help improve mental health and lead to greater community inclusion.’
Who are Mencap?
Mencap are a UK based charity that works with people with learning disabilities. As a charity, they have one vision ‘A world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.’
Mencap began in 1946 when Judy Fryd, a mother of a child with a learning disability, formed an association which later became Mencap. Judy Fryd wrote a letter to 'Nursery World' magazine inviting other parents to contact her. Many parents wrote back to Judy, expressing their anger and upset at the lack of services available for their children.
You can learn more about the history of Mencap by viewing their timeline here.
How can you get involved?
Mencap has created an ‘Art and Creativity’ resource pack full of ideas and activities to try during Learning Disability Week. Whether you want to create handprint splatter art, attend an art event in your area or share your artwork on social media, this pack has it all. You can download your resources pack here.
You can also support Mencap by donating, fundraising or taking part in quizzes, challenges and events in your local area. To find out more, click here.
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